The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been working to update its floodplain maps in our area. Preliminary maps have now been released and there is a 90-day public appeal period before the maps are finalized.

It is important to view the preliminary maps because if your property is in or near a flood zone, there may be impacts on your property. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for local floodplain management measures, as well as keeping the community qualified for the National Flood Insurance Program.
The appeal process opens on February 7 and will remain open for 90 days.